Long Beach 75 Excellent
Long Beach Livability #389 ranked city in New York#7,360 ranked city in the USARanks better than 74% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Long Beach Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Long Beach Cost of Living Cost of living is 33% higher than New York
Long Beach
15858% more expensive than the US average
New York
11919% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Long Beach cost of living
A+ Long Beach Crime Total crime is 90% lower than New York
Total crime
17692% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 56892% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-30%Year over year crime is down
Long Beach crime
B Long Beach Employment Household income is 39% higher than New York
Median household income
$84,25652% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$47,49359% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%2% higher than the US average
Long Beach employment
F Long Beach Housing Home value is 59% higher than New York
Median home value
$455,800147% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,71781% higher than the US average
Home ownership
57%11% lower than the US average
Long Beach real estate or Long Beach rentals
A+ Long Beach Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than New York
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
68%40% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/a100% lower than the US average
Long Beach K-12 schools
C Long Beach User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Long Beach
Overall user rating
64% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
57% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Long Beach, NY

      Located in the state of New York, Long Beach is a moderately-sized city with a population of 33,670 people. In Long Beach, there are 15,203 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (81% White). Given that fact, Long Beach could be considered less diverse than other cities. Long Beach has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 70% of the population is classified as married and 64% have kids.

      Living in Long Beach can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of New York, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Long Beach and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes cost of living, education, employment, housing and other important metrics.

      With a livability score of 68 out of 100, Long Beach is ranked #12,794 in the United States and #491 in New York. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Long Beach has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A+) and employment (B). On a more negative note, Long Beach does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Long Beach on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Lido West Beach, Surf 2 Live Surf Retreat, and Lido Beach.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Long Beach has a violent crime rate of 62 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Long Beach. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Long Beach are affordable. The median home price for Long Beach homes is $455,800, which is 59.2% higher than the New York average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Long Beach, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.4, which is 14.9% higher than the New York average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Long Beach will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Long Beach, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 8.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.6%.

      Long Beach transportation information

      StatisticLong BeachNew YorkNational
      Average one way commute40min33min26min
      Workers who drive to work64.4%53.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.3%6.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit18.6%28.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.7%6.3%2.8%
      Working from home3.1%4.0%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Long Beach, NY data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).